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When Dorothy Met Linus

Action Shot!

We had some really great Show & Tell at The Linus Connection meeting today, which you can see in this post on the Linus blog. It’s entirely possible you might recognize the writing style. 😉

Since I take the pictures at Show & Tell, I rarely actually Show.  Today, I donated the Wizard of Oz quilt I’ve been working on and really wanted to share it with the group before it headed off to it’s final destination; one of the facilities getting blankets in the hands of children affected by the Central Texas fires.

The fabrics were donated to Linus as sales samples, then the tumbler blocks were cut out at the last meeting on an AccuQuilt.

I stitched the top, added an emerald city sparkly border, quilted it on the Linus long-arm (I’m still a novice, but it sure is fun!) and bound it.

Linus Donation September 2011
You can see the colors better in this one.

Linus Donation September 2011
Using up some leftovers. Linus Sideways Shell baby blanket.

Linus Donation September 2011
Also a Linus Sideways Shell. I’m sort of embarrassed to admit that I started this in June. When I ran out of yarn, it sat until I bought two skeins yesterday morning and finished it last night.

Stars For Linus continue to come in! Keep them coming and we’ll have a quilt to show here soon!

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A Little Help From My friends

It’s Linus Saturday today and I’m one of the willing and happy distributor of blankets. We sort them by size, fold them and pack them off to send out to children in crisis in Central Texas.

This month, I’m taking four blankets to the monthly meeting, three courtesy of wonderful friends.

afghan by Amber
Pretend Plaid by Amber

Quilt by Kristel

Quilt by Kristel, quilted by Marge, bound by me 🙂

afghan by Amber

Eye of the Tiger by Amber

Oh Wavy Baby

Oh Wavy Baby, by me



A Year of Blankets

The Linus Connection‘s 2010 A Year of Blankets. Enjoy the gorgeous handmade goodness and consider helping out a blanket making charity in your area in 2011.

Learn more about The Linus Connection, my favorite charity:

My December Donations:

Modly Layer 'Em Up
The Ugly Quilt, a quilting experiment gone wrong. I just could not make myself like this. I tried. Eventually, I just gave up and stitched the blocks together. Several people told me it was very striking. The two redeeming qualities of this quilt – it lay perfectly flat for quilting and it squared up exactly. I’m sure someone will love it, I was just very tired of looking at it.

Blue Granny
Blue Granny – I love this ‘ghan. It is made of leftovers from Blue Bricks and the last couple of skeins of blue yarn in my stash.

Blue Granny
Also? Picot edges make me happy.